In the era of physical distancing and storefront closures, more and more Canadian businesses are pivoting their operations to service the new COVID economy.
Latest Update - February 3rd, 2021: The Launch Online Grant Program provides grants of up to $7,500 per business to help cover the costs of launching or upgrading an online store during the pandemic. Apply online until all funds are distributed.
Pivoting to service the new COVID economy means making it easier for your customers to access your products, whether that means setting up delivery service, selling your products online, or optimizing your website for mobile shopping. Adapting your business to suit your customers' lifestyle changes will make it easier for everyone to navigate this challenging time.
Small Business BC is offering a range of FREE webinars aimed at helping small business owners survive and pivot during COVID-19.
- Getting Online Using Shopify
- How to Effectively Manage Remote Teams
- Supplying Essential Goods and Services to the Government of Canada
- Managing Cash Flow During COVID-19
- Keeping Customers Informed During the Pandemic
- Pivoting to Add a Delivery Service to Your Small Business
In this section:
Taking Your Business Online
Tips for taking your business online during COVID-19.
Business Opportunities During the "New Normal"
Some opportunities worth exploring in the short-term, and in anticipation of a longer-lasting “new normal.”
Operating a Remote Team
Tips, best practices and guides to help you and your team work efficiently from home.
Supply Goods to the Government
Find provincial and federal government lists of products and services currently needed from suppliers.
Importing & Exporting
Information and resources needed to tackle common challenges facing international trade businesses.